MESH RFID reader chains can connect directly in to Wi-Fi networks without any separate controllers. All door processing is done on a remote MESH server and programming is Web Based.
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MESH readers have built-in I/O for door strikes and exit devices and have Wi-Fi based addressable polling to detect reader, power and cable problems. It’s likely technology like this will one day proliferate in the electronics security <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />industry in the same way as RF dominates in the alarm industry.